Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (January 6, 2014) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Fred E. Moore has earned board re-certification in Business Litigation from The Florida Bar. Moore has been board certified since 2008 and is one of only 240 lawyers in Florida certified in business litigation.
Initial Board certification is valid for five years. The attorney during that time must continue to practice law and attend Florida Bar-approved continuing legal education courses. Recertification requirements are similar to those for initial certification. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have voluntarily taken the extra step to have their competence and experience evaluated.
Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest evaluation of attorneys’ competence and experience in one or more of the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Florida Bar board certified lawyers have demonstrated ability and experience in their fields and professionalism within the legal community.
A lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and who meets the standards prescribed by the state’s Supreme Court may become board certified in one or more of the 24 certification fields. Minimum requirements for certification are listed below; each area of certification may contain higher or additional standards.
– A minimum of five years in law practice.
– Substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought.
– Satisfactory peer review from other lawyers and judges to assess competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law.
– Satisfaction of the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements.
– A passing grade on the examination required of all applicants.
As a Principal at Blalock Walters, Moore is a trial attorney concentrating his practice in the area of litigation, predominantly involving business disputes, estates and trust disputes, land use, employment, and real estate matters. He has extensive trial experience handling jury and non-jury trials, as well as complex arbitration, administrative hearings, and appeals. He also holds the preeminent AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell and was selected to Florida Super Lawyers for 2009 and 2011-2013.
Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in Manatee and Sarasota counties with 22 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout the Southwest region. Blalock Walters’ offices are in Bradenton, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information, please visit www.blalockwalters.com.